Tiger Woods arrives in Melbourne to defend title

Tiger Woods has arrived in Melbourne to defend his Australian

Masters golf title, 12 months after his visit to the city sparked

reports of infidelity which damaged his career and tarnished his

public image.

Woods hasn’t won a title since last year’s Masters at Kingston

Heath and last week lost the world No.1 ranking he held for 281

weeks to England’s Lee Westwood.

Last year, the presence of a woman alleged to have been Woods’

guest at his Melbourne hotel led to revelations of infidelities

that derailed his professional life and ended his marriage to Elin

Nordegren, with whom he has two children.

Woods’ private jet touched down at Essendon Airport near

Melbourne shortly after 7am local time on Tuesday. He will make his

first public appearance at a gala dinner in Melbourne Tuesday

night.